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Neural Wikipedian: Generating Textual Summaries from Knowledge Base Triples

19 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2018 First Look: Accepted

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Pavlos Vougiouklis

University of Southampton - School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

Hady Elsahar

University of Saint Etienne - Laboratoire Hubert Curien

Lucie-Aimee Kaffee

University of Southampton - School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

Christophe Gravier

University of Saint Etienne - Laboratoire Hubert Curien

Frederique Laforest

University of Saint Etienne - Laboratoire Hubert Curien

Jonathon Hare

University of Southampton - School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

Elena Simperl

University of Southampton - School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

Abstract

Most people need textual or visual interfaces in order to make sense of Semantic Web data. In this paper, we investigate the problem of generating natural language summaries for Semantic Web data using neural networks. Our end-to-end trainable architecture encodes the information from a set of triples into a vector of fixed dimensionality and generates a textual summary by conditioning the output on the encoded vector. We explore a set of different approaches that enable our models to verbalise entities from the input set of triples in the generated text. Our systems are trained and evaluated on two corpora of loosely aligned Wikipedia snippets with triples from DBpedia and Wikidata, with promising results.

Keywords: Natural Language Generation, Neural Networks, Semantic Web Triples

Suggested Citation

Vougiouklis, Pavlos and Elsahar, Hady and Kaffee, Lucie-Aimee and Gravier, Christophe and Laforest, Frederique and Hare, Jonathon and Simperl, Elena, Neural Wikipedian: Generating Textual Summaries from Knowledge Base Triples (September 12, 2018). Journal of Web Semantics First Look . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3248712 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3248712

Pavlos Vougiouklis (Contact Author)

University of Southampton - School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) ( email )

University Road
Southampton
United Kingdom

Hady Elsahar

University of Saint Etienne - Laboratoire Hubert Curien ( email )

6, rue basse des rives
Saint Etienne, 42023
France

Lucie-Aimee Kaffee

University of Southampton - School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) ( email )

University Road
Southampton
United Kingdom

Christophe Gravier

University of Saint Etienne - Laboratoire Hubert Curien ( email )

6, rue basse des rives
Saint Etienne, 42023
France

Frederique Laforest

University of Saint Etienne - Laboratoire Hubert Curien ( email )

6, rue basse des rives
Saint Etienne, 42023
France

Jonathon Hare

University of Southampton - School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) ( email )

University Road
Southampton
United Kingdom

Elena Simperl

University of Southampton - School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) ( email )

University Road
Southampton
United Kingdom

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